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Practical Problems in Math: Electricians, Eighth Edition

Practical Problems in Math: Electricians, Eighth Edition

By Stephen L. Herman

Gain the math skills you need to succeed in the electrical trade!

Price: $47.95
Product Code/ISBN: 9781428324015
Year: 2007
Binding: Softcover     Page Count: 240
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Gain the math skills you need to succeed in the electrical trade with this new edition of Practical Problems in Mathematics for Electricians. Using the same straightforward writing style and simple, step-by-step explanations that made previous editions so reader-friendly, the Eighth Edition includes updated illustrations and information for a better learning experience than ever before!

The book begins with basic arithmetic and then, once these basic topics have been mastered, progresses to algebra and then trigonometry. Practical problems with real-world scenarios from the electrical field are used throughout, allowing you to apply key mathematical concepts at the same time as you are developing an awareness of basic electrical terms and practices.

Math is an essential part of the daily routine of electrical work. Practical Problems in Math for Electricians is the perfect resource for anyone looking to brush up on the necessary math needed daily for most electrical work.


  • Diagrams, charts, and other illustrations have been updated to help readers visualize key concepts
  • Multi-step word problems encourage readers to apply what they have learned, allowing them to be active participants in the learning process
  • Step-by-step examples ensure a clear understanding of each step is established before moving on to the next one


  • Preface
  • Section 1 WHOLE NUMBERS
    • Unit 1 Addition of Whole Numbers
    • Unit 2 Subtraction of Whole Numbers
    • Unit 3 Multiplication of Whole Numbers
    • Unit 4 Division of Whole Numbers
    • Unit 5 Combined Operations with Whole Numbers
    • Unit 6 Addition of Common Fractions
    • Unit 7 Subtraction of Common Fractions
    • Unit 8 Multiplication of Common Fractions
    • Unit 9 Division of Common Fractions
    • Unit 10 Combined Operations with Common Fractions
    • Unit 11 Addition of Decimal Fractions
    • Unit 12 Subtraction of Decimal Fractions
    • Unit 13 Multiplication of Decimal Fractions
    • Unit 14 Multiplication of Decimal Fractions
    • Unit 15 Decimal and Common Fraction Equivalents
    • Unit 16 Combined Operations with Decimal Fractions
    • Unit 17 Percent and Percentage
    • Unit 18 Interest
    • Unit 19 Discount
    • Unit 20 Averages and Estimates
    • Unit 21 Combined Problems with Percents, Averages, and Estimates
  • Section 5 POWERS AND ROOTS
    • Unit 22 Powers
    • Unit 23 Roots
    • Unit 24 Combined Operations with Powers and Roots
    • Unit 25 Metric Measure and Scientific Notation
  • Section 6 MEASURE
    • Unit 26 Length Measure
    • Unit 27 Area Measure
    • Unit 28 Volume and Mass Measure
    • Unit 29 Energy and Temperature Measure
    • Unit 30 Combined Problems in Measure
    • Unit 31 Ratio
    • Unit 32 Proportion
    • Unit 33 Combined Problems with Ratio and Proportion
  • Section 8 FORMULAS
    • Unit 34 Representation in Formulas
    • Unit 35 Rearrangement in Formulas
    • Unit 36 General Simple Formulas
    • Unit 37 Ohm's Law Formulas
    • Unit 38 Power Formulas
    • Unit 39 Combined Problems on Formulas
  • Section 9 TRIGONOMETRY
    • Unit 40 Right Triangles
    • Unit 41 Trigonometric Functions
    • Unit 42 Plane Vectors
    • Unit 43 Rotating Vectors
    • Unit 44 Combined Problems in Trigonometry
    • Unit 45 Number Systems
  • Appendix
  • Glossary
  • Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems